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Open-Source Firmware Foundation Established For Advancing Open Firmware

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 20:12
The Open-Source Firmware Foundation (OSFF) is getting up and running with hopes of expanding open-source firmware usage throughout the industry...

Vulkan Ray-Tracing's VK_KHR_ray_query Lands For Intel's Open-Source Linux Driver

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 15:13
Ahead of upcoming Intel Arc graphics cards shipping with ray-tracing capabilities, Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan driver has landed its VK_KHR_ray_query support...

KDE Plasma 5.24 Released With Wayland Support In Increasingly Great Shape

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 13:55
KDE Plasma 5.24 is out as the newest version of this popular open-source desktop environment that will also be their new Long-Term Support (LTS) release...

Chimera Linux Pushes Ahead For FreeBSD User-Space Atop Linux, Built Using LLVM

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 13:14
While so many Linux distributions these days are just cosmetic changes and basic package alterations atop the likes of Ubuntu / Debian and Fedora, Chimera Linux that started last year continues to be an interesting project to watch for using the Linux kernel but with the FreeBSD user-space, making use of the LLVM Clang compiler rather than GCC, using musl as its preferred C library, and other differences...

Intel Preparing Wi-Fi 7 / 802.11be / EHT Support For The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 12:00
Intel's open-source engineers have already begun preparing Linux kernel patches around 802.11be Extremely High Throughput (EHT) support that will be known as WiFi 7...

Nintendo Wii U Linux Support Discussed - But Lacks GPU, Broken Multi-Core, USB Issue

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 11:26
One of the developers involved in the initiative of porting the Linux kernel and open-source software to Nintendo's Wii U game console has brought up the possibility of getting the kernel changes mainlined into the Linux kernel. While Linux on the Wii U may sound exciting - especially for those having the aging console otherwise collecting dust - but the Linux support falls short for now and it would be a lengthy process to get the code cleaned up and properly upstreamed...

Arch Linux Update On The Status Of Its Toolchain

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 10:59
Yesterday I published an article looking at the unfortunate state of Arch Linux's GNU compiler toolchain that it's fallen behind and users raising concerns over it for months. Following that article the current Arch Linux GNU toolchain package maintainer has provided an update and is calling for at least another package maintainer to get involved...

Linux 5.18 Preparing Another New Driver For Quirky Keyboards

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 9:00
The "hid-sigmamicro" driver is queued up in HID-next ahead of Linux 5.18 for dealing with keyboards exhibiting problematic behavior that use SiGma Micro keyboard control ICs...

UDP IPv6 Optimizations Queued Up For Linux 5.18

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 6:00
With Linux 5.17 are some nice networking performance optimizations touching different areas while the never-ending optimization work will continue with Linux 5.18...

Linux Gets Patches For Threaded Console Printing

Phoronix - 8. Únor 2022 - 1:20
There has been a multi-year effort to overhaul the Linux kernel's printk() code and as part of that the newest patch series out is providing threaded console printing support...

Nenechte se okrást: sedm skutečných příběhů internetových podvodů - 8. Únor 2022 - 0:00
Protože osvěty není nikdy dost a podvodníků na internetu se v poslední době vyrojilo opravdu hodně, rozhodl jsem se sepsat pár ukázek toho, co ti lumpové vlastně dělají. Všechno jsou to skutečné příběhy.

ML – funkcionální jazyk s revolučním typovým systémem - 8. Únor 2022 - 0:00
Před neuvěřitelnými 49 lety vznikl první koncept jazyka ML. Jedná se o programovací jazyk, který byl v mnoha ohledech přelomový, a to díky svému typovému systému, jenž byl zkombinovaný s pattern matchingem.

Fwupd 1.7.5 Adds New Hardware Support, Prepares For EOL/Alternative Firmware

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 20:30
Fwupd 1.7.5 is out as the latest feature update to this open-source solution for updating system and component firmware under Linux that is easily distributed by the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)...

Intel Joins RISC-V International, Will Help With RISC-V Open-Source Software

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 19:56
Intel Foundry Services already courted SiFive as a customer and there were even those talks last year of Intel reportedly trying to acquire that leading RISC-V chip designer while today Intel has announced it joined RISC-V International as its latest move around this open-source processor ISA...

Raspberry Pi OS 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 18:00
Last week marked the long awaited release of a 64-bit spin of Raspberry Pi OS. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has now made available a 64-bit build of their default Linux OS build derived from Debian for all recent Raspberry Pi hardware supporting AArch64. For those curious, here are some benchmarks looking at the performance improvement by switching from Raspberry Pi OS 32-bit to 64-bit.

AMD Is Hiring Again For Their Linux - Client - Effort

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 15:26
After establishing a new organization within AMD last year focused on improving AMD client platforms on Linux, they are now hiring again for this endeavor...

Convenient Intel PPIN Reporting To Come With Linux 5.18

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 14:00
With the Linux 5.18 kernel coming later this year, the Intel Protected Processor Inventory Number (PPIN) will be more easily exposed for their server processors...

Arch Linux Could Use Some Help With Toolchain Maintenance

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 11:30
While Arch Linux is known to be at the forefront of rolling-release Linux distributions, when it comes to its compiler toolchain the packages have fallen behind over the past year...

Less Than 10% Of Firefox Users On Linux Are Running Wayland

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 10:00
Thanks to Mozilla's Telemetry capabilities, there is some interesting insight to how many Linux desktop users are still relying on an X.Org (X11) Server without Wayland...

Intel Graphics System Controller Support Getting Buttoned Up For Linux

Phoronix - 7. Únor 2022 - 9:00
While much of the Intel DG2/Alchemist open-source driver support has already been upstreamed into the Linux kernel, Mesa for OpenGL and Vulkan, and related components like IGC and Compute-Runtime, there are various bits still pending ahead of the Intel Arc graphics cards set to make their debut in the next few months. One of those pieces still working their way upstream is enabling the GSC block, the Graphics System Controller...
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